One of the biggest gripes with the Modern (ex-Metro) interface of Windows 8 is that it just doesn't sport an excellent free video player that can run everything thrown at it. The trouble is especially with the ever-popular MKV container format, whose higher resolution vids seem doomed to play either without sound, or in a choppy, laggy manner.
VLC for Windows Phone and Windows 8 closer to release as finally audio works in the Modern UI
1. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
oh god, big trouble for wp8 :) troubles os "wp8"
13. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
i dont knoe why other guys like you even bother replyin this guy. i say lets all pretend he doesnt exist just ignore him
16. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3570; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)
You're not very good at what you do.. It will never work.. You look stupid putting WP down while it makes progress everyday,, especially on articles outlying WP's progress.. I feel sorry for your mother.
2. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
My L520 plays even 1080p vids pretty fine, but I am dying to see subtitles and MKV support in WP.
3. spectrums (Posts: 127; Member since: 14 Nov 2013)
this is bad news, not awesome news. open your eyes :)
6. eisenbricher (Posts: 972; Member since: 09 Aug 2012)
I fail to see what are you talking about. VLC getting closer to release is a relief. I thought the project died because I didn't notice any update from the team from a while.
4. Aplusk (Posts: 113; Member since: 10 Nov 2013)
its been over an year with kickstarter project.
glad vlc came now. thats great news for every windows phone user.
one of best thing.
18. speckledapple (Posts: 886; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
considering the article is not about android, i fail to see the need to mention this.
21. dratomic (Posts: 483; Member since: 09 Oct 2013)
dont you like having it on wp8? now you see.
10. mikelemon (Posts: 95; Member since: 21 Nov 2013)
Microsoft did say that they are trying to close the gap of big app market. This is a start....but only a start.
19. speckledapple (Posts: 886; Member since: 29 Sep 2011)
I think this goes beyond trying to close the gap. They seem to be actively working with developers to solve problems and get some things done. Thats exciting because it shows commitment.
11. Bilpocalypse (Posts: 301; Member since: 13 Oct 2012)
This excites me. Finally my phone and tablet will be able to play all the videos my desktop can.
22. rashsys (Posts: 16; Member since: 05 Mar 2013)
Want to playback MKVs on a WP8? Don't wait for VLC, try MoliPlayer.